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'60s Rock N' Roll Revival

State Theate New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
 732-246-7469

Dates:

04-20-2024
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  • Overview

    The legendary Grammy® nominated, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Puckett had six top 10 hits, including two #1s in the late 1960s. His band, the Union Gap (he grew up near Union Gap, Idaho), still wear the Union Army outfits from the Civil War era. They signed with Columbia Records and, in 1968, they had six consecutive gold records and sold more records than any other group, including the Beatles. Hits included “Woman, Woman” (#3 on the cashbox charts), “Young Girl” (#1 on cashbox and #1 in the UK), “Lady Willpower” (#1), “Over You” (#5) and “This Girl is a Woman Now”(#9). They played a command performance at the White House for Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

    The Grass Roots had three top 10 singles, six top 20 singles and 14 top 40 singles, selling more than 20 million records worldwide, in the late '60s and early '70s. Hits include “Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confession,” “I’d Walk a Million Miles,” “Temptation Eyes,” “Sooner or Later,” “Heaven Knows” and “Two Divided by Love.” In 1982, their July 4th performance on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. set an all-time attendance record of over half a million people.

    Gary Lewis & the Playboys had the unique accomplishment of having their first seven singles all reach the top 10 on the charts. Despite 1965-66 charts being dominated by British bands, the hits were: “This Diamond Ring” (#1 on Billboard chart), “Count me In” (#2), “Save Your Heart for Me” (#2), “Everybody Loves a Clown”(#4), “She’s Just My Style” (#3), “Sure Gonna Miss Her” (#9) and “Green Grass (#8). Lewis and his band appeared on many popular music shows on television, including Ed Sullivan (five times), Shindig, Hullabaloo and Johnny Carson’s Tonight show, as well as several of his father’s Muscular Dystrophy telethons (comedian Jerry Lewis).

    Opening the show are The Brooklyn Bridge. Formed by combining Johhny Maestro’s Crests with Dion’s backup singers, the Del-Satins, the hits include “16 Candles,” “The Angels Listened In,” “Step by Step,” “The Worst that Could Happen,” ”Blessed is the Rain” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Lead signer Joe Esposito performed “Lady, Lady, Lady” in the 1983 hit movie Flashdance, “You’re the Best” in in 1984’s Karate Kid and collaborated with Donna Summer on “Heaven Knows” and “Bad Girls.”

    Showtime is at 7 p.m.
  • Dates

    04/20/24: 07:00pm - 09:00pm
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

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        0.2 MI
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      • Stuff Yer Face
        0.4 MI
        732-247-1727 View >
      • Maricel's Kitchen
        6.9 MI
        (732) 497-2698 View >
      • Chimney Rock Inn
        8.3 MI
        732-469-4600 View >
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        10.7 MI
        908-754-1222 View >
      • Salt Creek Grille
        13.0 MI
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    •  Lodging

      • The Heldrich
        0.1 MI
        732-729-4670 View >
      • Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
        0.3 MI
        732-873-1234 View >
      • Rutgers University Inn & Conf Center
        1.0 MI
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      • Red Carpet Inn Brunswick
        1.6 MI
        732-828-8000 View >
      • Hampton Inn, North Brunswick/New Brunswick
        2.1 MI
        732-246-3555 View >
      • Holiday Inn Express & Suites
        2.1 MI
        732-247-6800 View >
      • Hilton East Brunswick
        2.1 MI
        732-828-2000 View >
      • Days Hotel Conference Ctr East Brunswick
        2.5 MI
        732-993-7062 View >
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    •  Activities

      • Crossroads Theatre Company
        0.0 MI
        732-545-8100 View >
      • State Theatre
        0.0 MI
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      • Mason Gross Performing Arts Center
        0.1 MI
        848-932-7511 View >
      • George Street Playhouse
        0.2 MI
        732-246-7717 View >
      • Stress Factory Comedy Club
        0.2 MI
        732-545-4242 View >
      • Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
        0.2 MI
        732-249-6666 View >
      • New Brunswick Cultural Center
        0.2 MI
        732.729.0320 View >
      • Rutgers University Geology Museum
        0.3 MI
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    •  Events

      • One Night of Queen
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        0.0 MI
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      • Sesame Street Live!
        May. 5, 2024
        0.0 MI
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      • Harry Chapin's Greatest Stories
        May. 16, 2024
        0.0 MI
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      • New Jersey Symphony in New Brunswick: Epic Scores of John Williams and More!
        Jun. 2, 2024
        0.0 MI
        800-255-3476
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      • New Jersey Symphony in New Brunswick: Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
        Jun. 6, 2024
        0.0 MI
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      • Alan Cumming: UNCUT
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        0.0 MI
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      • American Repertory Ballet presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
        May. 10-12, 2024
        0.0 MI
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      • Highland Park Street Fair & Craft Show
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        1.1 MI
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      •   Activities

        Crossroads Theatre Company
        0.0 MI
        732-545-8100
        View >
      •   Activities

        State Theatre
        0.0 MI
        732-246-7469
        View >
      •   Events

        American Repertory Ballet presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
        May. 10-12, 2024
        0.0 MI
        732-745-8000
        View >
      •   Events

        Alan Cumming: UNCUT
        Jun. 22, 2024
        0.0 MI
        732-246-7469
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony in New Brunswick: Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
        Jun. 6, 2024
        0.0 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        New Jersey Symphony in New Brunswick: Epic Scores of John Williams and More!
        Jun. 2, 2024
        0.0 MI
        800-255-3476
        View >
      •   Events

        Harry Chapin's Greatest Stories
        May. 16, 2024
        0.0 MI
        732-246-7469
        View >
      •   Events

        Sesame Street Live!
        May. 5, 2024
        0.0 MI
        732-246-7469
        View >
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